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Strippers Can Earn $350,000 A Year In This Oil Boomtown Club
The Business Insider ^ | January 17, 2013 | Robert Johnson

Posted on 01/17/2013 4:52:25 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Early last year in Williston there had been too much attention focused on the local gentlemen's clubs for any strippers to talk with me about what they earned, but apparently that's changed.

John Eligon from The New York Times just visited the North Dakota boomtown and one visiting dancer says she often earns more than $1,000 a night. That may be a conservative estimate as word last year was dancers were making two to three times that amount, but club owners were concerned with IRS attention and prohibited employees from speaking to the press.

With nearly two men for every woman, tension and opportunity often run high. Eligon tells the story of a local 22-year-old woman bar patron offered $7,000 for a few hours of nude cocktail service. The five guys making the offer just wanted to spice up their mixed martial arts viewing, anything to cut the monotony, lack of women, and long hours in the fields.

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1 posted on 01/17/2013 4:52:32 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

And claim she is a waitress making $30,000.00.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 4:55:43 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How much for your soul?


3 posted on 01/17/2013 4:56:31 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just told the old lady to pack her bags.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 4:58:25 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Have her direct deposit her money. Save time so you won’t have to go to the mailbox and pick up the checks.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 5:01:20 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder how much a Hooters waitress makes under the table?


6 posted on 01/17/2013 5:01:26 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, it’s their money to spend, but I’ll pass. Maybe I’m a tightwad, or just a bit of a prude, but I’ve ever quite understand the appeal of strip clubs. I just can’t see giving my hard-earned money to a woman just to get her pretend that she’s interested in me for a few minutes until the next guy gets his turn.

I mean, if I wanted that sort of attention, I’d get back with my ex-wife!


7 posted on 01/17/2013 5:07:04 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: Persevero
How much for your soul?

Politicans are sell their soul for a lot less.

8 posted on 01/17/2013 5:08:12 PM PST by TYVets
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To: DemforBush

“ever quite understand”

Er, that should read “never quite understood”


9 posted on 01/17/2013 5:08:16 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: OKRA2012
I wonder how much a Hooters waitress makes under the table?

LOLOLOL

10 posted on 01/17/2013 5:11:51 PM PST by bigheadfred (enuf 4 a decent pair of kneepads....)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh my—this is hilarious!

My husband was an oil man in Williston for a while. We lived there for 3 1/2 years, and loved it! It was a sleepy little town of about 1500 people at that time. I hear from friends back there who hate what the boom is doing to their town.

I’m sure they will love hearing this—LOL!


11 posted on 01/17/2013 5:11:54 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: MinorityRepublican
For that kind of money, I'd take off my clothes so people could gawk. (make a great weight loss program)

Heck, I'd even iron out the wrinkles.

Or is this gig just for females?

12 posted on 01/17/2013 5:13:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OKRA2012

Depends what she does under the table


13 posted on 01/17/2013 5:14:35 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I worked in a strip club in Portland, OR for a year. Bartender and worked up to bar manager.

It’s nonstop dramarama. Quite a few of the girls were addicted to either booze or drugs, incessant catfighting, complaining about lousy tippers or bad boyfriends/husbands/significant others, them getting falling-down drunk on the job, or I recall one of them gambling her tips away over the course of her shift and hitting me up for $150 to cover her rent. I declined.

There were two of the women at the place that were cool; both were teetotalers, didn’t use drugs, and were frankly pretty normal. No major issues, no drama, friendly, not catty. One of them also worked as a bartender there as well, and she was very professional and good at her job. Both were married, one had kids, the other didn’t. For both of them, it was straight-up moonlighting to pick up a few extra bucks.

The rest of them......eech. Problems galore.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 5:17:41 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

My Daughter is graduating high school. I think I’ll pack her S&$t and send her to North Dakota.(sarc)


15 posted on 01/17/2013 5:18:07 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: MinorityRepublican; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Male strippers?


16 posted on 01/17/2013 5:24:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Screw this govment gig, I’m headin to North Dakota!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 5:25:05 PM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Screw this govment gig, I’m headin to North Dakota!


18 posted on 01/17/2013 5:25:21 PM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: DemforBush

That was funny. You sound like my husband...he’s said the same, kind of. But, he doesn’t like fake boobs either so he may be in the minority. Something about a woman that had bags of water SEWED INTO HER CHEST turns him off the same way.

I’d like to go check out N. Dakota. I’m routing for anybody that went up to work....The strippers? I don’t think it’s a good thing for a woman to do, but not my business.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 5:28:25 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Sounds like hard earned $$$ to me.

The “normal” women you speak of remind me of the character in the film The Wrestler...it was an odd little movie, but the acting was good.

It all boils down to what individuals want to do with THEIR life. I think a woman is making a mistake going down that road, but not my decision.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 5:32:53 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: Pigsley
I just had a guy in my clinic yesterday for a DOT physical.

He's moving to NoDak.

Oh, he won't make 350K per year, but he's going to make a lot more than I do as a doctor.

Much as I like $, you couldn't pay me enough to move there.

Sorry, North Dakota. Great people and great politics, but the ungodly plains and emptiness. I'd go nuts.

21 posted on 01/17/2013 5:40:36 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Pigsley

Well, working in a strip club is not a glamorous life, that’s for sure, even working behind the bar.

The two “normal” women I spoke of didn’t do it for long....a temporary cash-crunch solution. The one without kids was between jobs. Interesting person, and the reason she made as much as she did was because she was trained in ballet. Even though when I first met her, we started off on the wrong foot, but we got to be good friends after awhile. The other one was nice too, and was never a problem. Because she was a genuinely nice human being, of course, all the other gals hated her guts.

Both of subsequently moved on to well-paying, normal jobs; both finished their university education (practical degrees, too: engineering with one and a law degree for the other - she passed the Oregon State Bar) and I still keep in touch with both of them. The others I wouldn’t give a plugged nickel for.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 5:41:43 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

My friends wife was a stripper. Apparently she made more money stripping than finding use for her masters in literature from Yale.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 5:46:38 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’ve heard similar stories.

One of the women I worked with had a Bachelor’s in....(wait for it).....

Humanities. The “Would-You-Like-To-Supersize-Your-Order” degree, in other words. But at least she was making decent money stripping, enough to keep a roof over her head (as well as her useless husband) and food in the fridge.

And of course, oceans of booze. In fairness, I guess I’d be an alcoholic if I were married to her loser husband as well.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 5:51:32 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: TYVets

“Politicans are sell their soul for a lot less. “

Sad but true. How cheap we are to ourselves.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 5:56:21 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Revolting cat!

I always regret that photo shoot back when I was a model...


26 posted on 01/17/2013 6:00:17 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Nice ending to your story of those two. Hope the others grew up an out of that crap.

Hmmmm...You know....you’ve got a movie script there. I think everybody THINKS that a “decent” woman could put herself through school doing this and have wondered about it.....


27 posted on 01/17/2013 6:10:12 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: JRandomFreeper

For that kind of money, I’d take off my clothes so people could gawk. (make a great weight loss program)


I was thinking of giving it a shot but I’m afraid they’d want me to shave my legs. and pits. and chest. and back. and shoulders. and knuckles.

The money doesn’t seem worth all the trouble.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 6:16:00 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Strippers Can Earn $350,000

Bull shit...

29 posted on 01/17/2013 7:22:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MinorityRepublican
but club owners were concerned with IRS attention and prohibited employees from speaking to the press.

Now why would club owners not want attention from the IRS in an (almost) all cash business?

30 posted on 01/17/2013 11:42:36 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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